Saturday, December 8, 2007

Usability is everything

In the video below, somebody combined 3 ideas
  • Use the accelerometer in your Mac to detect a tap
  • Use a tap to switch Spaces (Apple's marketing speak for "virtual desktops")
  • Run Windows in VMware Fusion, on one Space, in full screen mode
And came up with a nice solution to the usability problem of working with several computers.

Abstract objects, when manipulated using tools available to us in the real world, immediately become much more concrete.

Watch innovation in action! The video begins with the nitty gritty implementation details. Skip to 1:50 to watch the demo.